CommerceNet fellow Jeff Shrager presented a special seminar at UC Santa Cruz’s Center for Biomolecular Science & Engineering on January 31, 2007.

Seminar abstract: Anyone who has read the methods section of a biological paper will recognize that biologists are incredible detail freaks. But the rapid spread of computation through biology has created a critical gap between what’s going on in computational analyses and biologists’ understanding of them. Dr. Shrager reviews the reasons for this gap, the challenges to overcoming it, and how the KnowOS-based series of bio-projects (BioBike, BioDeducta, and CACHE) are putting biocomputing back into the hands and heads of biologists.